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Re: Hexham - The Barron Family - Roman Catholic (part 1)
« Reply #27 on: Monday 03 November 14 19:05 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Patrick - excellent info - what a person!

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Re: Hexham - The Barron Family - Roman Catholic (part 1)
« Reply #28 on: Monday 03 November 14 19:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Ray, nice to speak to you again.

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Re: Hexham - The Barron Family - Roman Catholic (part 1)
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 14 January 15 16:02 GMT (UK) »
   I mentioned in an earlier post the Barron Family of Stamfordham. I may have assumed that people would automatically read it with a knowledge of the family, therefore I just want to make absolutely clear that George Barron 1750-1828 is the son of David & Mary Barron baptised at Cheeseburn Grange R.C, Stamfordham, Northumberland 25th June 1750. Details of baptism for the other aforementioned children:

1) John 1746-1819 baptised 27th July 1746.
2) Margaret 1748-? baptised 18th July 1748.
3) GEORGE
4) David 1753-1834 baptised 25th December 1753.
5) William 1756-1833 baptised 25th March 1756
6) Joseph 1759-1828 baptised 18th January 1759.
7) Mary 1761-1825 baptised 23rd August 1761.
    Thomas 1763-1846 baptised 25th October 1763.
9) Matthew 1767-1847 baptised 12th March 1767.

   Occasionally when researching the Barron's we find that in a very few earlier records the surname is written as Barn, for example

   Joseph Thompson Barn baptised 12th September 1826 Cockshaw R.C Chapel, Hexham, son of David & Frances Barn.

   We know this is actually Joseph Thompson Barron because his sponsors are Thomas Forster and his aunt Mary Hutchinson. We also have his apprenticeship record, death certificate, burial entry and grave record.

   Also, my gg grandfather, David James Barron 1846-1893. He died under tragic circumstances which was reported in the local newspapers, however in one he is described not as David Barron but as David Barnes

   With this in mind George Barron 1750-1828 is most likely the George Barn, from The Grange who was confirmed at Kirkwhelpington R.C, Northumberland in May 1764 along with John Barn (his brother) and another John Barn (probably his cousin John Barron, who is listed in later records as John Barron Jnr)

Hope this helps.

Patrick

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David Barron 1814-1876 - Career Criminal (part 1)
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 14 January 15 16:13 GMT (UK) »
I made reference in a previous posting to David Barron 1814-1876, Career Criminal; I have recently uncovered some new information upon which I would like to share. I have composed a timeline of his life below, which includes as a list of his crimes, assault, counterfeit money, prostitution, bootlegging and bigamy.

Born at Haltwhistle, Northumberland 1814. His father David Barron was occupier of Spittal Farm, Haltwhistle at this time, however one census return lists his birthplace as Hexham, if this is true then he was probably born at his grandparents, George & Mary Barron’s farm at Hexham.

Baptised 30th March 1815 at Cockshaw R.C Chapel, Hexham, son of David & Frances Barron (nee: Forster). The baptism register stated that he was born 10 weeks ago. The sponsors were Martin Dobson and Mary Barron (probably his grandmother) in the place of Margery Baty (his aunt).

7th July 1836. Married Jane Cowley (or Cully) at St John the Baptist Church of England, Newcastle upon Tyne.

24th September 1837. Birth of his daughter Jane, she appears to have been his only child, she was later baptised at St Andrew’s R.C Church, Newcastle upon Tyne. This is also the last recorded mention of his wife Jane.

11th November 1837. DB is in the very first wave of recruits to join the newly formed Sunderland Police Force. His enrolment record lists him as 23 years old, 5 feet 9 inches in height, resident of Newcastle, born in Haltwhistle, a farmer, and conspicuously as a single man and no children.

28th November 1837. DB is sacked as a Constable from Sunderland Police Force after only 17 days on the job, after having been absent on his round of duty the day before for 1 ˝ hrs.

1841 census. DB Is living alone at Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland and listed as a brickmaker.

circa 1846. DB is (probable) licensee of The White Swan, Castle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

May, 1846. The Newcastle Courant. DB is charged at Durham for having assaulted John Norrie at Durham Races the week previous.

December 1846. Newcastle Courant. DB applies to the Brewster Sessions, Newcastle upon Tyne for a transfer from his premises on Queen Street, Newcastle upon Tyne to Westgate Street. Decision on the licence is deferred.

June 1849. The Newcastle Guardian. DB along with Mary Sordy and Isabella Forster (married woman) is arrested by Police for being in possession of an illegal whiskey distillery and mass whiskey manufacturing, after a raid on their premises in Melbourne Street, Newcastle. Sordy & Forster are discharged whilst DB is gaoled for 3 months after attempting to feign ignorance of the whole operation.

February 1850. The Newcastle Guardian.  Thomas & Elizabeth Greener who live in a house of ill fame (brothel, see April 1854 for more information) kept by David Barron, at Library Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, are charged with having in their possession counterfeit coins.

October 1850. Aris Birmingham Gazette. DB is examined as an Insolvent Debtor at Newcastle County Court; he is described as late a Brickmaker and Contractor, now an assistant to a Beer Shop Keeper.

circa 1851-1855.DB is listed as a Beer House Keeper and Eating House proprietor at 15 High Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

1851 census. DB is living at 15 High Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne with his daughter Jane and wife Mary Barron (this Mary Barron is later revealed not to be his wife but is in fact the aforementioned Mary Sordy)

April 1852. Newcastle Courant. DB is charged with selling spirits without a licence; the case collapses when lawyers argue that DB should have been charged under the Beer House Act and not as a retailer of spirits.

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David Barron 1814-1876 - Career Criminal (part 2)
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 14 January 15 16:15 GMT (UK) »
7th February 1854. Register Office, Newcastle upon Tyne. DB marries Sarah Hodgson,  a widow with a young son.

April 1854. Newcastle Guardian.  DB is gaoled for 3 months after assaulting his wife and then throwing her and her child down the stairs. DB is described in newspaper reports as a big powerful man and a big burly fellow.

   Importantly Sarah Barron gave evidence in court that a number of girls came to the house, and his girls and housekeeper (mistress, probably Mary Sordy) had used her very ill. Also another young man who claimed to be a lodger in the house stated that prior to the assault Barron had lighted him to bed. It is reasonable to assume that DB’s Beer House at High Bridge Street was also a front for a house of ill-repute, with DB himself as the Master.

   Sarah Barron did not stay with DB after this claiming to be so terrified of him that she feared for her life! She went on to have a son called Henry Dyer in 1856 with a man called George Dyer. She died in 1873 aged 45 years. A copy of documents held at Northumberland Archives relating to property she owned at The Side, Newcastle upon Tyne, reveal her marriage certificate to DB, her  death certificate and her Will (which unsurprisingly has no mention of DB). Her two sons were also sometimes known as Thomas Hodgson Barron & Henry Dyer Barron, although neither was DB's.

April 1856. The Durham County Advertiser. DB and his wife Mary Barron (revealed in court as not his wife but Mary Sordy) are charged with selling spirits without a licence in a marquee at Durham Races. DB is well known to the Police but the case against him is dismissed when it is revealed that he was not present when Police raided the tent. Sordy first claimed that she had a licence to sell spirits belonging to DB’s cousin of The Cattle Market Inn, Newcastle (Jane Barron widow of George Barron 1814-1853), when this was denied Sordy then claimed that the tent belonged to DB’s daughter Jane Barron, and that she was merely a servant, Willy Barron! (William Barron? 1813-1892) Stood up in court to confirm this. In any event the court did not believe Sordy and she was Fined.

1857. Trades Directory. DB is probably the David Barron who is landlord of The Black Bull at Union Lane, Sunderland. It is possible that with his continued violation of the liquor laws in Newcastle he was refused a licence there and switched his activities back to Sunderland.

1861 census. DB is listed as residing with his wife Isabella and her children (surnamed Grey) on High Street, Sunderland.

September 1867. The Shields Daily Gazette. Sunderland. Police raid premises belonging to DB and find one of the largest and complete whiskey distilleries they have ever seen, in full operation. DB was not present during the raid but reports mention the fact that he is in possession of a horse and cart which he uses to travel the country. His wife Isabella Barron (Isabella Grey) was on site and arrested as well as a boy named William Snowden. DB beats charges again when the defence states that the premises although being occupied by DB were in fact legally rented by an individual in Newcastle. The prisoners were Fined.

March 1868. The Newcastle Courant. DB along with Henry Reed and George Armstrong is arrested when Police raid premises on Percy Street, Newcastle and find another illegal whiskey distillery! Reports state that DB coloured up to the eyes when arrested. DB is gaoled for 2 months pending trial and then Fined in Court.

15th March 1869. St Michael’s Church of England, Sunderland. DB marries his mistress Isabella Grey. This marriage is proven to be bigamous as DB’s second wife Sarah Barron was still living at this time.

October 1870. The Morpeth Herald. DB is gaoled for six months with hard labour at Morpeth Gaol, Northumberland,  for using counterfeit coins.

1871 census. DB is identifiable by his age, intitials and place of birth, in Morpeth Gaol, Northumberland.

28th June 1876. Covent Garden Street, Sunderland. Death of DB aged 62 years. He is buried in Sunderland Cemetery, consecrated ground, Sec A No 6700.

Look forward to any comments.

Patrick

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John Barron 1821-1868 Cabinet Maker
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 14 January 15 16:37 GMT (UK) »
 Some updated information on John Barron 1821-1868, Cabinet Maker

  He had a second marriage. 6th August 1860, St Andrew's Church of England, Newcastle upon Tyne to Alice Hill. I have found no record of the death of John's first wife Ellen, on his second marriage he lists his condition  as bachelor (hope it's not another bigamous marriage).

   Some extra information on John Barron

Born 13th July 1821, Kirkley Thorn Farm, Ponteland, Northumberland, son of David Barron & Frances Forster.

Baptised 1st January 1822, Cheeseburn Grange R.C, Stamfordham. His sponsors were David Barron (one of his father's cousins, David Barron 1786-1859 or David Barron 1788-1851, or even a long shot, his father's uncle, David Barron 1753-1834) and Margaret Forster (his aunt).

1841 census. JB is resident with his parents, sister Mary and brother Joseph at Postern, St John's Parish, Newcastle upon Tyne.

25th August 1845, St Nicholas Church of England, Newcastle upon Tyne. JB married Ellen Murphy.

May 1849. Death of daughter, Isabella, aged 1 year.

February 1851. Death of son, David Joseph, aged 4 days.

1851 census. JB is resident with his wife Ellen at Side, All Saints Parish, Newcastle upon Tyne.

January 1852. Newcastle Guardian. After returning from a works New Year Party, JB is assaulted by four other men outside his own home. Three are acquitted the fourth is Fined.

February 1854. Newcastle Guardian. JB is Fined for accosting then assaulting a young lady whilst returning home drunk.

1854. Birth of son, David. He appears to be JB's only child to reach adulthood.

February 1856. Death of son, George, aged 1 day.

6th August 1860. JB married Alice Hill.

1861 census. JB is resident with his wife Alice and son David at Pilgrim Street, All Saints Parish, Newcastle upon Tyne.

October 1868. Castle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Death of JB aged 47 years. Buried in Westgate Hill Cemetery Ward C No 242.

JB's son David Barron born 1854 followed his father's trade of Cabinet Maker; in 1873 he married Margaret Karse at St Mary's Church, Gateshead and had children. David however was also a serial offender in life and was gaoled several times. There is actually a police photograph of him aged 19 in Tyne & Wear Archives.

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Re: Hexham - The Barron Family - Roman Catholic (part 1)
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 14 January 15 21:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi there Patrick

I see you are still working hard!

Interesting to read the latest on the Barron family, particularly David who was George's brother.  George being the father of John Lancelot Crozier as listed on his marriage cert 1859.

The main thing which interests me in your latest info is that DB married a Grey/Gray - this being the maiden name of John Crozier's wife Janet Marie Grey/Gray whom he married in 1859 - so must be a relative.

Do you know what happenened to George Barron - the police superintendent's wife - after he died in 1871?  And I wonder if his wife left a will.

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Re: Hexham - The Barron Family - Roman Catholic (part 1)
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 14 January 15 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Hello again

   In regards to Ellen Barron widow of George Barron she died at Crofton, Blyth in April 1877. She is buried with George Barron in Westgate Hill Cemetery, Newcastle upon Tyne Ward C No 286. Her death certificate lists her age as 86, but this is about 10 years out. She left a Will Proved at Newcastle in 1877, but I have to admit I haven't seen it yet, in light of John Lancelot Crozier it might be worth looking at just to see what was left to who?

   I personally wouldn't be too hasty taking on Isabella Grey as a relative, bearing in mind that Grey is a very common surname in the North and also that this Isabella came from Sunderland, but if you have any comments it would be great to hear.

Thanks
Patrick


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Re: Hexham - The Barron Family - Roman Catholic (part 1)
« Reply #35 on: Friday 16 January 15 11:10 GMT (UK) »


Thanks for your swift reply Patrick - yes I agree with you about delving into Grey/Gray - for another time maybe.

I certainly wouldn't have wanted to be on the wrong side of David Barron the 'Career Criminal' - but I suppose if you were part of the 'family' you were looked after - although he did throw his wife down the stairs!  These Barron Brothers remind me of a Mafia family or the Krays involved in all areas of the criminal world.  John Lancelot Crozier's father, George Barron, seemed to keep his nose clean and out of the way, with his wife Ellen.  I wonder if he was the 'father' of the gang.  The criminal side seemed to have carried on in the family genes with both George's son, John Lancelot Crozier and later John's only son both serving time in prison - the latter in 1910 for fraud.

Just out of interest, you mentioned that David James Barron came to a bit of a gruesome end - can you expand on this a little please?

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